Christmas & Religious Freedom - Teaching Without Fear, Part 18

How have your local schools recognized Christmas this year? Did students learn about the birth - and life - of Jesus? Were they allowed to say "Merry Christmas" and give out Christmas cards in class? Could they talk about their faith in Jesus? Or, did the school censor the religious aspects of the holiday and suppress students' freedom of expression?

If your schools did the latter, I have good news. There's a special day coming in January that could help solve the problem. Every year since 1993, the President - whether Democrat or Republican - declares January 16th to be "Religious Freedom Day."

It's a day to learn about and celebrate the freedom of religious expression protected by the First Amendment. It's a great opportunity for students to learn a civics lesson about their religious freedom at school. AND, it's a great way for educators and school administrators to learn that students DO have the freedom to express their faith in class.

The U.S. Department of Education has clarified students' religious freedoms. We've created a pamphlet that quotes right from their document and you can distribute them in your church and in your schools. To get the pamphlets, click on the link below.

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Free to Speak pamphlets